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12-03-2010, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Tapp View Post
I think I finally accepted Trotzís conservative nature during the Phoenix, LA, Anaheim trip. It wasnít how Trotz ended those games Ė it was how he started every period. When he could send any line out to start each period and have the other team match it, Trotz sent the Legwand line out 9 times out of 9. So, it didnít matter whether he was home matching another teamís choice or on the road and able to at least make some attempt to set the tone Ė he went with the shutdown line first.
Not sure I understand your objection. Would you have preferred that Trotz send out Sully/Hornqvist/O'Reilly and then the Ducks put out their first line and then we be outmatched in trying to defend them? Granted the Ducks might have been scared at the offensive prowess of our line and responded with their shutdown line. If I were the Ducks coach and Trotz did that, I'd wonder what was wrong with Trotz and send out my best to score.

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